The Washington Football Team is expected to sign wide receiver Dontrelle Inman, adding a veteran to the position, according to the NFL Network.
Inman, 31, spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Chargers, catching 12 passes for 181 yards. He has been in the league since 2014, beginning his career with the then-San Diego Chargers. His most productive year came in 2016 when he hauled in 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns.
The team brought in Inman for a visit on Sunday.
Washington was in need of a veteran at the wide receiver after Cody Latimer was placed on the Commissioner Exempt list just before training camp. Latimer, 27, was signed this offseason, but was arrested in May on multiple felony charges. While on the list, Latimer is not allowed to practice or participate in games.
Without Latimer, Washington’s Steven Sims, an undrafted rookie in 2019, led the team’s wideouts in career games played with 16.
Inman will likely compete for the starting outside spot opposite Terry McLaurin. At 6-foot-3, Inman is a big, physical receiver who played 58% of his snaps last season on the outside, according to Pro Football Reference.
Last week, coach Ron Rivera said the team was going to “look at” its wide receiver depth to determine if they needed to add another player. In addition to Latimer, second-year wideout Kelvin Harmon was lost for the season after he tore his ACL during an offseason workout in June.
“We’ve got 4 days with the quarterbacks coming up and then a few days after that we’ll have eight days of pretty much a ramp up period where we’ll really get the chance to look at our guys and see what we have and make a determination,” Rivera said. “I mean it won’t be a practice, but it’ll be a workout where we’ll be able to watch these guys.
“But if there was a position that we are concerned with in terms of being able to bring more guys on its most certainly that position.”
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